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General Announcements October 24 - October 28

Cal State Northridge Journalism Department's Monday Memo
Newsletter for Journalism Majors
Internships, jobs, accomplishments and general announcements
Fall 2011 * Issue No. 9
To submit information to the Monday Memo, please contact Christina Pembleton, editor, at ext. 3135, email submissions to, or stop by MZ 210. The deadline for submission is Noon, Wednesday.

LAST WEEK for Advisement – All Journalism students who plan to attend CSUN during the spring 2012 semester must see their advisers for academic counseling during the advisement period.  Students will not be cleared for registration until the department has the counseling form on file. Sophomores and third semester freshman are required to make an appointment with the academic adviser, Virginia Avila, for a full advisement session by calling (818) 677-2024. Second semester freshman are required to make an appointment with an adviser in the Student Resource Center/EOP, (818) 677-2024. Juniors, seniors, and second BA students are required to meet with a faculty adviser. The journalism office does not make appointments. Please plan to see your adviser during his or her office hours. Graduate students are required to meet with Dr. Melissa Wall during her walk-in office hours. Students should pick up their forms and their files in the Department office, MZ 210, before seeing their adviser.  When advisement is completed, both the form and the file should be returned to the Department office. Advisers’ office hours are available on a sheet outside the Journalism Department office. No advisement will be available for continuing students after October 28! If you are a continuing journalism major and do not see an adviser during the regular advisement period, you may not be able to register until after classes start in the spring.

Fall 2011 Journalism Scholarships – The Department of Journalism announces the availability of eight scholarships. The awards will be announced in December. The scholarship criteria are listed below. All applicants must be CSUN journalism or mass communication majors. Application forms are available online at or in the Journalism Office, MZ 210.
Two The National Notary Association Scholarship in the amount of $500 will be awarded to junior journalism majors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 GPA and have spent a semester working in journalism or a related field. Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2012.
The Tom Reilly Student Journalism Enterprise Fund provides one or more journalism juniors, seniors or graduate students, up to $2,000 each for a student project or enterprise.
The Ben Hecht Scholarship in ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALISM in the amount of $750 will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student. Applicants write autobiographical statements underscoring a demonstrated interest in entertainment journalism.
The Angus Campbell Scholarship in HARD NEWS JOURNALISM in the amount of $500 will be awarded to a junior or senior in journalism, who demonstrates academic promise and plans to pursue a career in hard news journalism.
Two Lisa Endig Journalism WRITING Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded to a journalism undergraduate or graduate student who shows outstanding ability in writing for broadcast or print media. Serious consideration will be given to students who are overcoming difficulties while continuing their education.
The San Fernando Valley PUBLIC RELATIONS Roundtable Scholarship in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a junior or senior who demonstrates public relation skills. Applicants must submit a proposal for raising funds to maintain or increase the capital in the Journalism Department’s Scholarship Fund.
The Valley Press Club Scholarship for COMMUNITY JOURNALISM in the amount of $250 will be awarded to a graduate or undergraduate. Candidates write an essay describing their ideas for improving print or broadcast community journalism.
The Flip Wilson Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $24,916 will be awarded for tuition, room, board, books and fees for the school year. Applicants must be at least a junior, have at least a 3.0 GPA and submit a 2,500-3,000 word critical essay about Flip Wilson’s contributions to comedy or television. Applicants must be enrolled in spring 2012 and fall 2012 semesters.
The application deadline is 4 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Manzanita Hall 210. All scholarship recipients must be enrolled during the spring 2012 semester. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA FAX OR E-MAIL. Please Note: Students receiving financial aid should be aware that the scholarship money they are awarded might be used by the university to repay an outstanding balance on their loan.

Annual Public Service Media Workshop 2011 – On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA) and Print, Interactive, Radio & Television Educational Society (PIRATES) will host the annual public service media workshop at The Beverly Garland Holiday Inn in Studio City. The event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, will be kicked off with a panel of media experts that will address their experience of working with community groups and provide the ins and outs of PSA procedures and requirements. This panel will be followed by a question and answer session. The workshop is designed to help non-profit organizations throughout Southern California obtain optimum benefit from their use of broadcast air time. For more information, please visit